Bulbophyllum montense Ridl. 1894 SECTION Macrocaulia (Bl.) Aver 1994

Plant and Flower in situ Mt Kinabalu Borneo

Photos by Copyright Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Mountain Living Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 1 1/8" [3 cm]

Found in Borneo in open montane mixed forests on bark and moss cushions at elevations of 1300 to 3400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to 1/8" to 5/8" between each ovoid to ellipsoid, slightly flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, rather thick, elliptic, petiolate leaf that blooms in the spring through fall on a basal, lateral to arching, 1 1/4 to 4" [3 to 8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular floral bracts and an unscented flower that does not open very well

Synonyms Bulbophyllum vinculibulbum Ames & C. Schweinf. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermeullen 1991 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood Beaman etal 2001 as B aff montense; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo good; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide; A Guide to the Orchids of Kinabalu Wood 2013 photo good; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;